Anything BUT a Card for Cute Card Thursday – Calendars Finished!

Hello friends!  We are already here on the last Thursday of August!  I can’t believe we are already getting close to the end of the year soon!  Time seems to just go by so fast for me anymore!

Today stars a brand new challenge over at Cute Card Thursday and for this week we’d like to see your “Anything BUT a Card” creations!  We look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

So I bet you thought that I had forgotten about my finishing up those calendars?  Well as soon as I saw that this was the last week of the month, I went to try and find the next month and of course it wasn’t there!  LOL!  Then I realized that I needed to finish out these “Grumpy” calendars for the remainder of the year!  To see the past months I had already created, you can find all the posts by CLICKING HERE.  I had so much fun with these!  So here’s the last of them:

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I think these are fairly quick and easy to do, plus they’re so much fun putting together by creating the scenes for them and they give me giggles everytime I look at it!  (There are days that we can relate to these guys, right?!)

Again, for all of these, I have used the Taylored Expressions 3×4 Calendar panels with the printed design at the top.  (of course mine are the 2019, but if you click on the link, it will take you to the 2020 calendars!)  I have slightly cut the edges off so that I could make a layered panel behind them and still keep the 3×4 size.

All images came from the Taylored Expressions Calendar Grumplings stamp set and coordinating dies.  I’ve used the sentiment from the set and made a banner with it that I’ve tucked underneath the elements from the Build-a-Scene Calendar dies.  I’ve colored all the critters with Copic markers.

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The eyeballs on this dude are too funny!  I’ve white heat embossed the sentiment on this one over black to mimick a chalk board.  I added lines around the edges with a white gel pen.  I’ve popped up the grumpling with foam tape.  I’ve added some glossy accents over the apple in his hand.  This is my birthday month too!! Woo hoo!

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BWHAA! HAA!!  This one is probably my fave not just because of the sentiment and the cute grumpling, but I love Halloween anyway.  I stamped the sentiment over some yellow cardstock and then punched it out with a circle punch so it looked in the shape of a moon and then die cut a couple of clouds to go around it.  I had a punch that punched out lots of stars and so I glued those on the background.  His broom handle was colored with a purple glitter gel pen and the frame was cut from some purple Glitterstock.

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Oh yes, all of those leaves pile up about this time and there’s always tons of yard work to clean up along with all of those dead flowers before winter gets here…this is usually how I feel about it too!  The leaves at the bottom are from a sequins mix that I had.  I do love the different colors of leaves in the Fall!

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Last, but not least is this funny “Bah Humbug” grumpling!  Things tend to get hurried this time of year for sure and by the time the end of the month rolls around, that’s about my take on it!  LOL!  I’ve used some white Nuvo Drops for the snow in the background.  The ground was die cut from Glitterstock.  The sentiment was punched out with a really old speech bubble punch I have.

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I hope you’ve enjoyed catching all of the months of this year’s calendar with me as much as I had fun putting them together.  Now, the trick is to pull out the 2020 calendars and start working on that earlier than just as the time gets here! LOL!  Thanks for hanging in there with me for it!  Hopefully you’ve been inspired in some way or at least had a few smiles with the process!

Now please do pop on over at the Cute Card Thursday blog to see what the rest of the design team has for inspiration and play along with us this week!

Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!

Challenges:

  1.  CRAFT – Back to School (Sptember month)
  2. Always Fun – Back to School (September month)
  3. Kat Scrappiness – August Back to School (September month)
  4. Through the Crafttoom Door – Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Creations – Anything Goes

Author: *Vicki*

I'm so happy you found me! I love to share smiles with my handmade cards! I also enjoy papercrafts through art journaling, scrapooking and mixed media projects too! I would love for you to join my blog for updates with my creative art journey! Thanks for stopping by!

27 thoughts on “Anything BUT a Card for Cute Card Thursday – Calendars Finished!”

  1. Love the last few months of your calendar – very nice for a anything but a card challenge. Your images are darling and as always coloring is fantastic.

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  2. LOL!! These calendar pages are so cute Vicki! I love all of the adorable images and fun sentiments! My favorite is the Halloween one, omgosh that sentiment is so funny, I love it!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  3. It’s a funny thing to say that your grumpy calendars are cute and adorable! x I have loved them all and thank you for sharing x.

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  4. Grumpy cat makes the cutest calendars – a good chuckle for each month of the year! These are so much fun and finding one tucked into a card each month would be such a wonderful surprise for anyone! Well done on each of them!

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  5. You’re right, I did forget but I’m glad you finished the year. These really are so adorable. But I wonder, with these creations, what to do with them after the month is done? You can’t just toss these little pieces of art like a store bought calendar! And October is my favorite too.

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  6. What a great project this has been, Vicki. I’ve enjoyed watching each season come to life with your magical colors and fun combinations – not to mention your imaginative use of product! I admire how much you accomplish and are able to create. It’s a blessing to see “mere stamps” emerge with fantastical, whimsical, colorful sweetness in everything you touch! Love your calendars!

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  7. These are the cutest calendar pages ever, Vicki! I’m going to have to commission you to make an entire 2020 calendar for me. 😀

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  8. What a wonderful way to use your Grumplings! I absolutely love your darling calendar pages. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

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